by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation by Emma Lazarus (1849 - 1887)

Bist du wirklich mir so feindlich
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Bist du [wirklich]1 mir so feindlich,
Bist du wirklich ganz verwandelt?
Aller Welt will ich es klagen,
Daß du mich so schlecht behandelt.

O ihr undankbaren Lippen,
Sagt, wie könnt ihr Böses sagen
Von dem Manne, der so liebend
Euch geküßt, in schönen Tagen.

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1 Dmitrieff: "immer"; further changes may exist not noted.

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist FRE ; composed by Marguerite Radclyffe Hall.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Emma Lazarus (1849 - 1887) , appears in Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine, first published 1881 FRE ; composed by Constantin Silvestri.
  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG ENG FRE ; composed by Valery Gavrilin.

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Text added to the website: 2008-02-26 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:37
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Dost thou hate me then so fiercely?
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Dost thou hate me then so fiercely,
   Hast thou really changed so blindly?
To the world I shall proclaim it,
   Thou could'st treat me so unkindly. 

Say, ungrateful lips, how can you
   Breathe an evil word of scorning,
Of the very man who kissed you
   So sincerely, yestermorning?

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website: 2008-04-18 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:37
Line count: 8
Word count: 48